Tag Archives: Wegelin & Co.

IRS to get names of U.S. taxpayers banking with Wegelin & Co. through a Connecticut based correspondent account with UBS. On January 28, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III signed an order in Manhattan federal court that authorized the IRS to serve a summons on UBS, the largest Swiss bank. The summons demanded that […]

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Wegelin & Co, the oldest Swiss private bank, announced on January 3rd it would be closing after more than 2 ½ centuries. This closure is following its guilty plea to charges of helping Americans evade taxes through secret accounts. It is the first foreign bank to plead guilty to U.S. tax charges. The bank admitted […]

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